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the northern border region and from the metropolitan center, including mexico city. ar regio has, for almost a hundred years, been the west central region, that is, jalisco, michoacan. and we found that indeed, it was still t most important gion forendingignts. narrator: jones then sees a surprising cluster here, whe heecit. s:noceral mexico hascarcely been udd byociascntists. weererore suri s:noceral mexico hascarcely been udd heagni omigrat bfrom the nend a aso is was, weererore suri s:noceral mexico but to verify this, i needed to go into the field. narrator: nes's research has brought him here, to the mesa dee, a high dry plateau beginning near mexico city and stretching to the u.s. border. and employment here:ditiaa gold andilver mining. but one look at the mines and a talk wh some remaining workers coirms the sad economic stistics. butchear mesutestand a drop ine talk wh some remaining workers haveut many bs here. jones: what we found in the north central region was a decline in proction and in employment in the mining sector, which corresponded, spatially, remarkably closely to the mi
afford to escape the city heat and spend summers at the shore. homer's relatives on both sides had been engaged in shipping and trading for generations. his father, charles savage homer, carried on an import business. his mother, henrietta benson homer, was a watercolorist whose flower pictures were occasionally shown in professional exhibitions. winslow was born in boston in 1836. at t age of 21, after two years of drudgery apprenticed to a commercial lithographer, he vowed he would never have another master and set up his studio at 22 winter street, in a building with publisher m.m. ballou. true to his new england background, homer was forthright and self-reliant. above all, he valued his independence, soon establishing himself as a free-lance illustrator for ballou's pictorial. homer's first important illustration was published in 1857, and within a year, his work began to appear in harper's weekly. his early pictures recorded the ordinary manners and pleasures of american life, reflecting a mood of national self-confidence prior to the civil war. his sketch of the skating pond in ce
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